This newsletter issue is focused on the use of visual support as a form of AT adaptation and how they can be used to support teaching of social skills, communication, social competence, enhance memory and identify expectations. Included are also guidelines for implementation of visual supports and helpful links.
This issue focuses on the basics of switches and how infants and toddlers use switches to accomplish tasks, control their environment, communicate and socialize. Included are also suggestions on using switches during activities and routines, switch placement, and where switches can be found.
The use of Assistive Technology (AT) to support socialization as well as suggestions on how to use social stories to teach social skills and use picture schedules as visual representations of a specific activity or routine are the focus of this issue. Also included are feeling charts to teach...
This issue from the Tots-n-Tech newsletter introduces the SMART Table as a variation of the SmartBoard. The SMART Table, designed for students in pre-school through the 6th grade, aims at promoting collaboration, discussion, and social relationships. The SMART Table is portable and allows for teachers to engage with their students...
This newsletter issue focuses on the use of Smartboards to promote independence for young learners. Included are examples of Smartboard use in child care centers, suggestions for free, web-based applications and a list of helpful websites.
This issue focuses on robots as assistive technology devices. Included in the discussion are ways to use rehabilitation robots, wheelchair robots, "buddy/friendship" robots, and educational robots. They are intended to be used as aids in settings such as schools, hospitals and homes.
This issue focuses on different types of re-use programs and the financial impact these programs have on the lives of AT users. Included are also guidelines on how to start a Re-use program and a list of AT Re-use resources.
This newletter focuses on powered mobility and its importance for infants and toddlers. Included are safety and training considerations, types of powered devices, and examples of how powered devices can be integrated into daily activities and routines. Included is a reference list of related articles.
This issue is focused on the basics of positioning such as terminology and things to consider when using positioning devices during activities and routines. Also included are ideas to share and helpful websites.
This issue focuses on the development and creation of low-tech AT devices and possible adaptations- easy and cheap strategies to increase children's participation in activities and routines. Included are a "Make-it-List" that may be useful for the creation and adaptation of devices AT, and a "Take-it-List" of materials to be...